Welcome to GreenWay Missouri! We are an online resource and physicians’ network that helps patients obtain their medical marijuana cards in Missouri. We also have a full range of online resources to help you navigate the application process and learn more as you begin your treatment with medical marijuana.
Medical Marijuana History in Missouri
In 2014, the state of Missouri passed the House Bill 2238, which allows patients with intractable epilepsy obtain, possess, and use “hemp extracts” in limited amounts. The “hemp extract” is a preparation of cannabis that contains at least 5% CBD and no more than 0.3% THC. The law states that a patient with a qualifying condition and a recommendation from a physician is allowed to obtain a hemp registration card, which will protect him from arrest. The law states that qualifying patients may purchase hemp extract for medical use from cannabidiol oil care centers. The also states that the Department of Agriculture is allowed to license and regulate growers of cannabis plants to produce oil from hemp to make sure the growers conform to the CBD and THC stipulation.
Rep. David Hinson introduced the House Bill 800 on February 3, 2015. The bill would allow patients with the following medical conditions to be eligible to use medical marijuana:
- acquired immune deficiency syndrome
- hepatitis C
- amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Crohn’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- multiple sclerosis
- cachexia or wasting syndrome (symptom)
- severe debilitating pain (symptom)
- severe nausea (symptom)
- seizures (symptom)
- severe and persistent muscle spasms (symptom)
The bill would create a program that will distribute medical marijuana to eligible patients from dispensaries. Dispensaries will be called medical cannabis centers, and caregivers would be authorized under the bill as well. According to HB800, dispensaries would be authorized by the state to allow the owner to possess a medical cannabis center license and a medical cannabis cultivation and production facility license, with up to thirty medical marijuana facilities authorized throughout Missouri. Patients would not be allowed to grow.